Darling Point views to Double Bay
I hope everyone can join us for the last two events of the year.
This weekend (Sunday 3rd December) IKO is organising a Southern Sydney Summer Series event at Double Bay. Organiser Margaret Duguid is promising mesmerising harbour views, and interesting streets and laneways of Potts Point and Kings Cross to explore. Sounds like a great way to spend a summer afternoon.
On Saturday 9th December it is our club christmas party ! Come along for a laid-back afternoon of orienteering around Kiama Downs, the home territory of the Jays and the Greens. We’ll share our great scenery and coastal views, and if the weather is good there is time for a cool off at the beach or the Minnamurra River. Margaret and Keith are kindly hosting a Christmas dinner for the club – bring along some Christmas food for the buffet.
Full details of events on Eventor.
View of Jones Beach from the start of the Christmas event
Welcome to new club members Chris and Tara, and their children Isaac (13), Ella (11) and Isla (7). Chris and his family joined IKO in September and live in Stanwell Tops.
The family were introduced to orienteering in 2013 by their Grandad who is a keen orienteer from the United Kingdom. He came to visit for a month and brought the family along to one of our local events.
Please say Hi and give them a warm welcome if you see them at any of our coming events.
And while I’m here, how good do our new club flags look? Sensational! Much thanks to Margaret Duguid for organising these.
Congratulations to David, Natalya and Keith who with Stephan and Ruth from SHOO took out the Metroleague Division 3 final against KNOX today at Boggabilla (Landsdowne).
The Division 4 and 5 teams also had wins on the day but were not in the finals.
Photos on the club’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/iko.orienteering/
Summergong 2 at Thirroul attracted quite a crowd.
Its been a SIZZLING start to this year’s Summergong with heatwave conditions adding an extra challenge for competitors in both Event 1 last week and Event 2 today.
Event 1 at Wollongong attracted 15 competitors/groups with the day being won by Simon who collected 540 points. Today at Thirroul there was a pleasing increase in numbers with 28 competitors/groups. The cloud cover meant we avoided the worst of the NSW heatwave, and a cool change brought further relief towards the end of the morning. Philip collected all 600 points for a convincing win and is the current series leader. The results for both events are on Eventor. The cumulative point score can be viewed here Summergong point score – after 2 events
Thanks to Salme for once again hosting the club AGM which was held after today’s event. All previous incumbents were re-elected to their positions. Congratulations to Simon for being Club Champion for 2016.
Thanks to Ken and Helen for hosting our wonderful Christmas event. Everyone enjoyed the courses, the well-deserved swim in the pool afterwards, and as always some great food and conversation.
Congratulations to Simon for winning the score event, even though he was five minutes late back!
The club will be taking a short break for Christmas as we gear up for Summergong in February. Events are scheduled for Feburary 5, 12, 19 and 26 in and around Wollongong. As always volunteers will be needed to assist so make sure the dates are in your diary.
Merry Christmas !